Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 1 August 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).
Chicago Fire is the worst away team in the East and has so far recorded a single win on the road. They have already fallen behind the play-off spots, and this upcoming tie seems to be their chance to get back on track, considering the struggles that Columbus has had over the period of the last few weeks.
But taking into account the home advantage of Crew, the scales are slightly tipped in their favor. Anyhow, both contingents are in dire need of points, and as such we could witness an intense dogfight for a favorable result from either half.
Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last seven wins in a row went to the teams with home advantage.
- 18 of the former 22 wins went to the hosts of the day as well.
- Eight of the previous ten match-ups at this venue saw the home team scoring two or more goals.
- The last Fire won at this venue was in 2013.
Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Prediction
Fire was winless in 15 of their former 19 overall match-ups and lost seven of their previous eight away ties. Going on, from their prior 15 road trips, the team could register just a single road win.
Furthermore, they are the worst road squad in the conference and have been able to register just a single league away victory till point.
On the same note, despite their struggles, Crew has been comparatively better in recent matches, and at home too.
And importantly, h2h encounters have almost always favored the sides that hosted the tie. The previous seven such wins in a row and 18 of the last 22 went to the home sides, and finally, it’s been six years since Columbus lost at home against this rival.
With these in mind, count on the home team to have the upper hand this weekend.
Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Betting Tips
Double Chance: Columbus Crew or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Columbus Crew to Score the First Goal @ 2.00 (1/1).